What to Expect from the Veneers Process

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What to Expect from the Veneers Process

If you’re thinking about getting veneers to perfect your smile, knowing what to expect during the treatment process can ease any anxieties you may have. Learn more about the benefits of veneers — and what happens during your appointments.

Veneers are a cosmetic dentistry service that provides instant results and gives you a smile you’re proud to show off. Knowing what to expect during the veneers process can make it easier for you to move forward with treatment.

At Allure Dental of Hollywood, our experienced dental team provides custom-fit, porcelain veneers to address common dental flaws that affect the aesthetic of your smile. We also ensure that your veneer procedure is comfortable — and that you’re completely satisfied with your results.

How veneers can give you the smile you deserve

Veneers are thin, porcelain shells designed to look just like natural teeth. Permanently bonded to the front surface of aesthetically problematic teeth, they’re an effective cosmetic solution for improving the appearance and symmetry of your smile.

Our Allure Dental providers may recommend veneers to address teeth that are:

  • Noticeably gapped
  • Chipped or cracked
  • Slightly misaligned 
  • Severely discolored

You might also be a candidate for veneers if you’re unhappy with your smile because your teeth are too small or irregularly shaped.

Before we suggest veneers, our dentists perform a thorough dental exam to assess the health of your teeth and gums and ensure you’re free of infection. If veneers are right for you, we personalize a treatment plan to restore your smile and ensure your new veneers are a perfect fit.

If you’re not a candidate for veneers because of severe tooth decay or damage, we may recommend treatments like dental implants or other smile makeover services.

What to expect when getting veneers

Veneers require two office visits. During your first visit, we clean your teeth and gums and prepare the surface of your teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. This helps ensure that the veneers form a strong bond with your teeth, and also that they fit perfectly flush with your gumline.   

Finally, we take impressions of your teeth and send them to a medical lab that creates your custom veneers. Before you leave, we fit your teeth with temporary veneers so you can eat normally between visits.   

When your veneers are ready, you return to our office for your final appointment. We fit your new veneers over the front surface of your teeth, and bond it permanently into place using a strong dental cement.

You take care of your veneers just like you do your natural teeth — brushing and flossing daily. It’s also important to keep up with your twice-annual dental cleanings and exams at Allure Dental of Hollywood, so our providers can ensure your veneers remain in great condition.

Routine dental exams and professional cleanings also lower your risk for cavities that can affect the longevity of your veneers and complicate your oral health.

Long-lasting results are a benefit of veneers

With good dental hygiene, you can expect your porcelain veneers to last 7-15 years. Your new veneers are stain-resistant, so your smile will remain bright. However, limiting how much tea, coffee, and red wine you drink can help prevent discoloration over time.

In addition to daily brushing and flossing, you can also preserve your veneers by avoiding hard or chewy foods that might damage the porcelain. If one of your veneers breaks, loosens, or falls off, our Allure Dental of Hollywood team can repair or replace it.

Call or click online to schedule a consultation for veneers at Allure Dental of Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida, today.